The law is needed, and justice is important. If there is no sense of reciprocation and fairness then the mantle of heaven will be removed from the governors. They were either set as a warning so God can show his power (sic semper Tyrannis mortuit) or they are there to keep the peace and allow contracts to be enforced.
Break that and society breaks down. People will either hire guards and enforce contracts with violence, or, powerless, riot. Adam is correct to warn us here; The first pragmatic defense of the law is that it allows us to live together with a semblance of peace.
While the letter of the law is important, it is the spirit of the law which governs whether a populace is accepting of the laws which apply to them. And the spirit of the law, along with the letter of the law, have been irrevocably broken. This is not restricted to the USA. It is applicable to every Western nation on earth, because the USA is the world empire and the seismic events that occur in the center of the empire send shock waves throughout the entire system.
Riot police called out across the Netherlands as trouble flares for the third night
The Chinese-Biden pox hysteria was specifically designed to sabotage Trump. That almost the entire world jumped on board is stark evidence of the dog wagging its tail. The globalist elite were so desperate to get rid of Trump that they burned down their house in order to save it. The house that they burned is the rule of law, and the consequence of that deranged fanaticism is that the other side is beginning to understand that all bets are off.
We can see the SEC burning down the stock excahnge to save one of their mates, instead of making them accountable for shorting more socks than exist. The Autists are now gaming this, and they game to win.
The second reason is that you don’t want to despise God. He tends to ignore those who do not do what he suggests, for our own good.
28 Be careful to obey all these words that I command you, that it may go well with you and with your children after you for ever, when you do what is good and right in the sight of the Lord your God.
29 “When the Lord your God cuts off before you the nations whom you go in to dispossess, and you dispossess them and dwell in their land, 30 take care that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they have been destroyed before you, and that you do not enquire about their gods, saying, ‘How did these nations serve their gods?—that I also may do the same.’ 31 You shall not worship the Lord your God in that way, for every abominable thing that the Lord hates they have done for their gods, for they even burn their sons and their daughters in the fire to their gods.
32 “Everything that I command you, you shall be careful to do. You shall not add to it or take from it.
12 “And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: ‘The words of him who has the sharp two-edged sword.
13 “‘I know where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. Yet you hold fast my name, and you did not deny my faith[a] even in the days of Antipas my faithful witness, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells. 14 But I have a few things against you: you have some there who hold the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, so that they might eat food sacrificed to idols and practise sexual immorality. 15 So also you have some who hold the teaching of the Nicolaitans. 16 Therefore repent. If not, I will come to you soon and war against them with the sword of my mouth. 17 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, with a new name written on the stone that no one knows except the one who receives it.’
This is not a time to compromise with those who say that what we do in this world does not matter. That the law has no applicbility to us. Do not be decieved. Your salvation came at a cost, a great cost, that of the death of Christ. For you have done wrong, aa have I. But we are not to live by our feral desires, but as disciplined, caring, loving people giving glory to God. Correcting the errors of those who fall.
And confronting evil.
St. Polycarp was a disciple of the Apostle John, and was consecrated by him Bishop of Smyrna. He was reckoned the chief of all the Christians of Asia, because he had been taught by several of the Apostles, and other persons who had seen the Lord.
During the reign of the Emperor Antoninus Pius, and while Anicetus presided over the Church of Rome, Polycarp came thither to discuss some questions regarding the time for observing Easter. He found some heretics at Rome, who had been led astray by the doctrine of Marcion and Valentine, and brought back many of them to the faith.
One day Marcion met him by accident, and said to him: Do you recognise me? whereto he replied: I recognise the devil’s eldest son.
Those who do not understand that you cannot use the law as a means of anrarchy are like Marcion, if not the devil’s first born then converged with them. Do not have anything to do with such. They won’t spare you as they collect scalps for virtue points.
In this chaose, Wilder is correct. Things could collapse. I pray that they do not. It would be better if we all repent.
For the elite have taught us to fear, forgetting that fear morphs into hate, and when you hate you do not count collateral damage.
It is far better instead that we return to the law. It, at least, allows us to live together.